Ever since we finished the first season of the Lifetime-turned-Netflix series You, we’ve been waiting for more info about what to expect when the show returns to the streaming platform. Well, we’ve finally got some answers, and we’re happy to share that Jenna Ortega and James Scully have both nabbed starring roles.
For those of you who haven’t seen the series, it’s a psychological thriller starring Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley, who plays the part of stalker Joe Goldberg. For reasons only those who’ve watched Season 1 will understand, the series is in need of several new characters, and Jenna and James are just two of ’em.
After announcing that The Haunting of Hill House actress Victoria Pedretti will be the show’s new leading lady Love Quinn, we’ve been hit with some more casting news. The Quantico actor will be taking on the role of Forty Quinn, her brother, while the Stuck in the Middle star will play the part of Ellie, a teenager with minimal supervision who will do just about anything for some cash — even if it’s a little sketchy.
According to Deadline‘s report, Forty’s character is “confident, opinionated and privileged.” However, he’s also in a 12-step program and relies on his sister a lot. The report also says that “it never takes much of a shove for him to fall back off the wagon,” so we’re sure Joe will use that to his advantage.
When it comes to the character of Ellie, she’s had to mature quickly as a result of being alone a lot. Per Deadline’s report, “she must take care of herself and isn’t afraid to get into murky waters to make a little cash. This includes working cons on the adults around her, including Joe Goldberg.” Will the former Disney star be able to con the show’s biggest con man in Season 2? Guess we’ll just have to tune in to find out!
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